The mission of the consumer product safety program is to protect consumers from the unreasonable risk of injury posed by consumer products.
Recall Effectiveness Checks
Perform spot checks of retailers to ensure that recalled products have been removed from sale.
For additional information about recalled products or to report a potentially unsafe product, call the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission toll-free at (800) 638-2772, or visit the
Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death among Kentucky children. Children younger than 4 have the highest drowning rates of any age group. While most drownings occur in open bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, ponds and swimming pools, children more often drown in bathtubs, toilets, wash buckets and other containers.
A sober, alert adult should always supervise children around water. Don’t let children out of sight even for a moment and don’t be distracted by phone calls or activities that could command your attention. Be sure to empty buckets and other containers promptly after use.
Click here for additional information on swimming pool safety from the CPSC
Nursery Equipment Safety Tips:
- Mail in product registration card or register items on the manufacturer’s website to be notified of recalls.
- Inspect equipment regularly for loose or missing parts. Check the
Consumer Product Safety Commission website for information about product recalls and updated standards.
- Infants younger than 1 always should sleep in a crib that is in good repair and meets current specifications. Adult beds do not meet safety standards for babies.
- Remove pillows, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals and other soft objects from the crib. They can present a suffocation hazard.